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April 2021

Birthday of FM David Wood (18-iv-1969)

April 18
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Birthday of FM David A Wood (18-iv-1969)

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Birthday of GM Willy Watson (18-iv-1962)

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William Watson Birthday of GM William Nicholas Watson (18-iv-1962) William Watson Here is his brief Wikipedia entry William Watson at a BCF National Club Final {[%evp 0,53,19,31,72,8,28,4,60,6,15,15,27,21,17,-8,-8,-16,-6,-7,-3,-39,-20,-16, -6,0,0,0,53,48,46,68,23,-9,66,60,60,55,45,29,-9,-36,8,-20,97,124,137,167,128, 157,1180,29988,29993,29994,29995,29996]} 1. e4 c5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 g6 4. Bb5 Bg7 5. O-O Nf6 6. d3 O-O 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. Nc3 d6 9. Bd2 c4 10. d4 Qb6 11. Rb1 e5 12. fxe5 dxe5 13. Na4 Qc7 14. Nxe5 Nxe4 15. Bf4 Qd6 16. Nc3 Bf5 17. g4 Nxc3…

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Birthday of GM Jonathan Rowson (18-iv-1977)

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GM Jonathan Rowson

Birthday of GM Jonathan Rowson (18-iv-1977)Here is his Wikipedia entry GM Jonathan Rowson

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Happy Birthday Malcolm Barker (21-iv-1934)

April 21
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Happy Birthday Malcolm Barker (21-iv-1934)

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Birthday of FM Gary Kenworthy (22-iv-1957)

April 22
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Gary Kenworthy, inaugurator of the new M25 Congress series, on his way to victory in the Spalding Quickplay. Earlier in the summer he defeated Grandmaster Michael Adams

Gary Kenworthy at the 2012 UKCC Terafinal Birthday of FM Gary Kenworthy (22-iv-1957) Gary Kenworthy (holding board) at a BCF National Club Final (1992) Gary Kenworthy at the 2012 UKCC Terafinal

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Death Anniversary of Michael Haygarth (11-x-1934 27-iv-2016)

April 27
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Michael John Haygarth, British Champion, 1964

BCN Remembers Michael John Haygarth (11-x-1934 27-iv-2016) Here is an article from Yorkshire Chess History Owen Hindle, Michael Franklin, Harry Golombek and Michael Haygarth Here is an obituary written by Steve Mann which was published on the ECF web site. The 1964 England Olympiad (Tel Aviv) Team : Owen Hindle, Čeněk Kottnauer, Peter Clarke, Michael Franklin, Norman Littlewood & Michael Haygarth {[%evp 0,42,19,28,31,6,-20,-21,36,-3,-20,-23,-31,-15,16,-37,8,18,43,27,13,4,58, 5,5,7,6,28,32,6,17,-3,17,-180,-177,-176,-78,-490,-494,-500,-503,-500,-511,-511, -507]} 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 ({I never do any…

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Birthday of IM Lawrence Trent (28-iv-1986)

April 28
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IM Lawrence Trent

Birthday of IM Lawrence Adam Trent (28-iv-1986) IM Lawrence Trent

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Death Anniversary of Norman Littlewood (31-i-1933 29-iv-1989)

April 29
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Norman Littlewood

Death Anniversary of Norman Littlewood (31-i-1933 29-iv-1989) Norman Littlewood circa 1967 From British Chess Magazine, Volume 109, June (#6), page 265 we have the following obituary which appears to have been lifted and used in the BCF Yearbook from 1989 - 1990, page 14, (editor Brian Concannon) with no acknowledgement : "We were sorry to (announce the) hear of the death from cancer of Norman Littlewood of Sheffield(31 i 1933 - 29 iv 1989) who played with great force in…

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May 2021

Birthday of GM Nigel David Short (01-vi-1965)

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GM Nigel David Short

BCN wishes Nigel Short a happy birthday on this day (June 1st) in 1965. In the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours List Nigel was awarded the MBE. The citation read simply : "For services to Chess". Here is his extensive Wikipedia entry. For the 1979 Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display this was written : "Rating 213. World No.1, 13 year old. First Evening Standard under-10s, 1975. First under-14s, 1976. First under-21s, 1978. British Men’s Lightning (10 seconds per…

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Birthday of GM Jonathan Hawkins (01-v-1983)

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GM Jonathan Hawkins

Birthday of GM Jonathan Hawkins (01-v-1983)

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